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UK Creates New Cyberdefense Force

The UK government has formed a new cyberdefense unit to protect national security. The nation’s defense ministry will reportedly recruit hundreds of computer experts to work in its newly formed Joint Cyber Reserve Unit—which will work with regular military forces—starting this month. The unit will protect government computer networks and vital data as well as wage cyberwarfare against enemy targets. UK Defense Secretary Philip Hammond claims the UK is the first nation-state to admit publically that it is developing an offensive cyberattack capability. The initiative is expected to cost up to £500 million. (BBC)(The Daily Mail) 

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